IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 11th August - 1st Slot

Dear students, with IBPS RRB PO 2018, the banking aspirants across India have got another opportunity to make a headway in their career with a public sector bank in the country. The notification for the examination to be held for this recruitment process was released in the month of June and today is the 1st day of IBPS RRB PO Prelims Examination 2018. A huge number of students apply and appear for this examination every year and that's the reason why the fight to get through it is real tough. So, it's a must for one to get down to the nitty-gritty so as to be prepared with the best strategy to deal with this examination.

Here is the detailed analysis of today's 1st shift of IBPS RRB PO Prelims Examination by Adda247 that discusses in detail the pattern and types of questions asked in the two sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude Section and Reasoning Ability Section. This analysis will help students get an insight into the difficulty level, types of questions asked in today's examination and questions that could be asked in the upcoming shifts of this examination. The overall difficulty level of this examination was Moderate. Let's move forward to the section-wise analysis of IBPS RRB PO Prelims Examination 2018. 

IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis

SubjectGood Attempts
Reasoning Ability27-32
Quantitative Aptitude20-25

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate and Calculative)

The level of this section was Moderate and the questions were calculative. There were no questions from approximation and simplification. A huge number of questions were asked from the miscellaneous part - the arithmetic word problems. Although there were no direct questions on approximation but around 4-5 questions of arithmetic were based on approximation.

Following types of DIs were asked in this shift:
  • Caselet, data related to the number of persons in a union was given
  • Bar Graph, no. of tigers in different years and parks
  • Line Graph, 2 stores data related to kids and adult stores was given  in 2 lines P and Q

No. of Questions
Data Interpretation
Quadratic Equation
Wrong Number Series
Arithmetic Word Problems

Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of reasoning section was Moderate. There were a total of 6 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangements. Following are the types of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement asked in the 1st shift of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I 2018 Exam:
  • Linear 2 Parallel Rows, 14 people were to be arranged
  • Circular Seating Arrangement, 5 people were facing towards the center and 3 people were facing outside
  • Day Based (Mon to Fri) Scheduling Puzzle, Movies in different time
  • Linear Seating Arrangement, 24 persons in a single row (Number of people was to be calculated) 
  • Height Comparison based short puzzle - 3 questions
  • Box-based puzzle
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement27Moderate-Difficult
Blood Relation3Moderate
Numeric Series1Easy-Moderate
Direction 3Easy
Alphabetical Series1Easy-Moderate